Originally Posted by Sjengster
Yep. I wasn't convinced of that until Thursday night, though, just because they haven't matched up against each other on court for so long now. I still feel Federer has to walk a tightrope in the rallies, Petch pointed out he couldn't give Nalbandian too much pace to feed off and instead he had to just get the ball back with little pace on it, often times doing all the retrieving, and either wait for a Naba UE or else goad him into dropping the ball short so Federer could suddenly accelerate to hit the winner. It's certainly a play he hasn't had to use against most other opponents.
the issue is he can find a way to beat people, and he will continue to dominate against nalbandian from here on in i think. to be fair he has already won their last 3 meetings, losing only one set in the process.
federer will have much bigger challengers in the upcoming years than nalbandian, who has too many big weaknesses...